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Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail With Green Grapes

This recipe riffs on the traditional citrus-marinated seafood dish with a crunch of cucumber and sweet, juicy green grapes tossed with the usual cilantro, onion and jalapeño flavor trio. Also, using cooked, chilled shrimp rather than raw fish gives it a shrimp-cocktail vibe. Served chilled, with cool hues of green, pale pink and white, it's a delightfully fresh and light but satisfying dish that’s sure to spark your appetite on a sweltering day.

The assembled dish, minus the cilantro, can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Add the cilantro just before serving.

From cookbook author and nutritionist Ellie Krieger.


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Servings: 4
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup seeded and diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) halved green grapes
  • 3 large scallions, thinly sliced, light green and white parts only
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare a large bowl of ice water. Cook the shrimp in the boiling water until they are just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a large slotted spoon or spider, transfer the shrimp to the ice bath to cool completely, then drain well. Chop each shrimp into three pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer the shrimp to a large bowl and add the cucumber, grapes, scallions and jalapeño. Season with the lime juice and salt and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Add the cilantro just before serving and toss to combine. Serve cold.

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

  • Calories


  • Carbohydrates

    13 g

  • Cholesterol

    143 mg

  • Fat

    1 g

  • Fiber

    1 g

  • Protein

    16 g

  • Sodium

    740 mg

  • Sugar

    8 g

This analysis is an estimate based on available ingredients and this preparation. It should not substitute for a dietitian’s or nutritionist’s advice.

From cookbook author and nutritionist Ellie Krieger.

Tested by Olga Massov